2010 Chevrolet Suburban

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Fuel economy with 5.3-liter V-8
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Seating capacity
  • Luxury options

The bad:

  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Less towing capacity than some competitors
  • Unwieldy dimensions

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Seats up to nine
  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Available 4WD

2010 Chevrolet Suburban review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet’s Suburban full-size sport utility vehicle is available in a wide variety of payload, drivetrain and trim-level configurations, including regular-duty 1500 and heavy-duty 2500 models with either rear- or four-wheel drive. The Suburban can seat up to nine, and its GM sibling is the more upscale GMC Yukon XL. The Suburban competes with other full-size SUVs including the Ford Expedition EL, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.

New for 2010
The 6.0-liter V-8 on 2500 models can run on E85, and a single-speed transfer case is standard on four-wheel-drive models. A two-speed transfer case is optional. A 6.0-liter V-8 is no longer available on Suburban 1500 models.

The Suburban is one of the biggest SUVs on the market, with traditional, boxy styling. Various option packages can dress up the Suburban with things such as fog lamps and luggage-rack cross bars. A variety of wheel sizes are available, with 17-inch wheels standard and 18- or 20-inch wheels optional. There are also a variety of new color options for 2010.

  • Available turn-signal display in outside mirrors
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional power running boards
  • Variety of chrome options, including a custom grille, recovery hooks, door handles, mirror caps and fuel-filler doors

The Suburban can seat up to nine people in three rows of seats, but that third row doesn’t fold flat into the floor, which can limit storage options. Other options include a navigation system, a rear-seat entertainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and first- and second-row heated seats.

  • Optional DVD screen for third row
  • Bluetooth connectivity with steering-wheel controls
  • All stereo systems now feature a USB port to connect MP3 players
  • Optional upgraded stereo and remote vehicle start

Under the Hood
The Suburban’s engines differ depending on whether a regular-duty 1500 or heavy-duty 2500 is selected, as well as whether it has two- or four-wheel drive. The 5.3-liter V-8 can run on E85 and uses Active Fuel Management to shut down cylinders when they’re not needed to improve fuel economy.

A 6.0-liter V-8 is no longer available on Suburban 1500 models.

Suburban 2500 models are powered by a 6.0-liter V-8 that can run on E85. When properly equipped, the Suburban 1500 can tow up to 8,100 pounds and the 2500 can tow up to 9,600 pounds. All engines are mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

  • 310-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with 335 pounds-feet of torque (326 hp and 348 pounds-feet of torque with E85)
  • 352-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 382 pounds-feet of torque (2500)
  • Integrated brake controller for electric trailer-brake systems
  • Optional heavy-duty trailering package with 3.42 axle

Safety features include:

  • Standard antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability system
  • Standard side curtain airbags for all rows
  • Optional backup camera with display in rearview mirror or navigation screen
  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Optional rear parking sensors

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Costly but luxurious 2010 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ/Diamond Edition is a very practical, comfortable and capable upscale SUV. Has no problems with driving experience and is equipped with all of the same features as the Cadillac Escalade ESV and GMC Yukon XL!


Love this car…..

What can I say, I bought a newer version, and now I have to let it go. Extremely reliable car, has never let me down especially trips from New Jersey to Florida. Built like a tank…..


Beautiful 2500 4wd Suburban 9 passenger.

You will fall in love with this vehicle. 9 passenger seating. 4wd. New off road tires. Immaculate. Have to down size as my children are grown now.

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Based on the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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